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Friday, May 3, 2013

Top 12 List: April 2013 / Month in Review

Posted by Irish in Month in Review, Top 12 List12 Comments

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By now you know the drill with this post. I list out the top books that I read and loved this past month and from them I choose the best of the best. This book then gets listed in my Top 12 List (check out my sidebar) and at the end of the year those 12 books are pitted against each other and my top book for the year is chosen.

The Contenders – 5 Star Reads

 

Well, another month comes and I didn’t read anything that I gave 5 stars to but I did have a book that was a 4.5 star read so that one wins the prize of being the top pick of April 2013. That book was the wonderful conclusion to Cinda Williams Chima’s Seven Realms series, The Crimson Crown! I was so sad to see this series end but I think that Chima did a good job with wrapping everything else up.




What about you? What was your favorite book read this month? Let me know in the comments below. =)


Month in review – Here’s the other books I read this month:

4 Star Reads
The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms, Book 4) by Cinda Williams Chima (Audio) – 4.5 stars
The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, Book 2) by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, Book 1) by Julie Kagawa
Rock with Me (With Me in Seattle, Book 4) by Kristen Proby
Unwind (Unwind, Book 1) by Neal Shusterman (Audio)
The Wild Ones (Wild Ones, Book 1) by M. Leighton


3 Star Reads
Fight with Me (With Me in Seattle, Book 2) by Kristen Proby 3.5 Stars
The Collector (Dante Walker, Book 1) by Victoria Scott
Come Away with Me (With Me in Seattle, Book 1) by Kristen Proby
How Beauty Loved the Beast (Tales of the Underlight, Book 3) by Jax Garren
No Attachments by Tiffany King
Play with Me With Me in Seattle, Book 3) by Kristen Proby

‘Til the World Ends by Julie Kagawa, Ann Aquire, and Karen Duvall

2 Star Reads
Under the Mistletoe with Me (With Me in Seattle, Book 1.5) by Kristen Proby

1 Star Reads
NA

DNF Reads – maybe I’ll try these again at some point, but for now they don’t resonate with me

Derailed (Clayton Falls, Book 1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy
The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, Book 2) by Julie Kagawa 
Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test, Book 3) by Aimee Carter
Goddess Legacy (Goddess Test, Book 2.5) by Aimee Carter
The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven Realms, Book 4) by Cinda Williams Chima (Audio) 
Highlander Most Wanted (Armstrongs & Montgomery’s, Book 2) by Maya Banks
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, Book 1) by Julie Kagawa 
Never Seduce a Scot (Armstrongs & Montgomery’s, Book 1) by Maya Banks 
No Attachments by Tiffany King
Rush Me by Allison Parr 
The Wild Ones (Wild Ones, Book 1) by M. Leighton 
Veer (Clayton Falls, Book 2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy 

Movie reviews:

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Places “Traveled” to this month:

Fellsmarch and Maria Pines via The Crimson Crown
United States: Alabama: Peachville via The Collector (21st Century)
United States: Arizona: Unnamed via Unwind (Future)
United States: California: Malibu via  Rock With Me (21st Century) 
United States: Florida: Unknown via No Attachments (21st Century) 
United States: Illinois: Chicago via The Collector (21st Century)
United States: Illinois: Chicago via The Immortal Rules (Future)   
United States: Louisiana: New Orleans via The Collector (21st Century)
United States: Nevada: Las Vegas via The Collector (21st Century) 
United States: North Carolina: Unknown via The Wild Ones (21st Century)
United States: Ohio: Akron via Unwind (Future)
United States: Texas: Austen via How Beauty Loved the Beast (21st Century)
United States: Unknown: New Covington via The Immortal Rules and The Eternity Cure (Future) 
United States: Unknown: Northern US via No Attachments (21st Century)
United States: Washington: Seattle via Come Away With Me, Under the Mistletoe with Me, Fight with Me, Play with Me, and Rock With Me (21st Century) 
United States: Washington DC via The Eternity Cure (Future)  

Miscellaneous Posts:

Tuesday Teasers Posted:
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Other Meme’s Participated in (links take you to a general tag search):

Statistics:

Total Number of books read in April 2013: 14 (15 print, 1 audio)
Total Number of pages read in April 2013: 3888
Total Number of audio hours in April 2013: 27
Longest Read = The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (516 pgs)
Shortest Read = Under the Mistletoe with Me by Kristen Proby (82 pgs)

Compared to Last Year
Total Number of books read: 12 (9 print, 3 audio)
Total Number of pages read: 2140
Total Number of audio hours: 37.5
Longest Read = Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (549 pgs)
Shortest Read = Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (305 pgs)

Top Pick of April 2008 = The Book Thief by Markus Zasuk
Top Pick of April 2009 = Willow by Julia Hoban
Top Pick of April 2010 = The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride
Top Pick of April 2011 = Hounded by Kevin Hearne
Top Pick of April 2012 = Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers


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12 Responses to “Top 12 List: April 2013 / Month in Review”

  1. Carl Scott

    My favorite was The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea. A non-fiction book about the area where I live.

  2. Vivien

    I have a couple 🙂 The Indigo Spell by Mead, Dear Cassie by Burstein and I finally read Jane Eyre and loved it 😀

    • Irish

      Yay for Jane Eyre! That’s a favorite of mine. Dear, Cassie is also on my list to read as well.

  3. Nara

    It’s not actually out yet, but the best book I read in April was Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead 🙂

    • Irish

      I haven’t heard of this one but I do like Richelle Mead so will have to look into it.